Children & Youth Vocal Ensembles

Students in Grades 1 through 12 this school year: Join the CFCArts Children’s and Youth Vocal Ensembles for Spring 2022! The Ensembles are audition-only vocal performance groups who rehearse challenging vocal repertoire and perform for community partners, charities, and notable events throughout Central Florida.

For students in Grades PreK-Kindergarten, check out our Music Exploration Program!

For students of all ages, check out our private lessons in our Academy!

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Information

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Please email Director of Education – Youth Programs, Leah Porrata, at Leah.Porrata@cfcarts.com with any questions.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays between February 1 and April 26 on a weekly basis (12 rehearsals, as there is no rehearsal March 15 for spring break.) 

Rehearsals will take place at the CFCArts Offices in College Park (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804.)

  • Children’s Vocal Ensemble (Grades 1-5) – 5:30-6:30 PM (1 hour)
  • Youth Vocal Ensemble (Grades 6-12) – 6-8 PM (2 hours)

During the rehearsal process and/or following the end of rehearsals, our Vocal Ensembles students will be called upon for performances throughout the community for various charitable organizations, festivals, and more! The performance schedule will be created in the first few weeks of rehearsal. Students’ pre-existing conflicts should be noted on the Registration Form and will be honored.

Tuition for all performers is $175 for the Children’s Ensemble (Grades 3-5) and $200 for the Youth Ensemble (Grades 6-12.) Scholarships are available (see below.)

Please do not attempt to pay tuition before acceptances have been announced.

There are three ways to cover tuition:

  • Complete the tuition payment in full via PayPal (a link will be sent, or by mailing a check (made out to CFCArts) to PO Box 720517 Orlando, FL 32872 (please email youth@cfcarts.com once check is posted.) Payment is due prior to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 1
  • Reach out to youth@cfcarts.com to set up a tuition payment plan of two installments. The first installment will be due prior to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 1, and the final installment prior to rehearsal on Tuesday, March 1. Installment payments may be made online via PayPal (a link will be provided) or by mailing a check (made out to CFCArts) to PO Box 720517 Orlando, FL 32872 (please email youth@cfcarts.com once check is posted, and be sure to set up your payment plan with us first.)
  • Complete the Financial Assistance Application prior to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 1 to be considered for a need-based scholarship for this program. Any remaining balance for your student’s tuition will be due prior to the rehearsal on Tuesday, March 1. Payment of the remaining balance may be made online via PayPal (a link will be provided) or by mailing a check (made out to CFCArts) to PO Box 720517 Orlando, FL 32872 (please email youth@cfcarts.com once check is posted.)
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Auditions

Auditions for our Vocal Ensembles are open through Friday, January 28 for students in Grades 1 through 12 this school year. All auditions will be done virtually for these Ensembles. Students returning from the Fall 2021 season need not re-audition but must fill out the Registration Form.

If your student would like some help preparing for their audition, the CFCArts Academy is here to help with Private Lessons in audition prep covering vocal coaching! Lessons can be one-time (called “Flex”) or you can set up recurring lessons if you prefer. Contact Academy@cfcarts.com to register!

Please follow these steps to register your student.

  • Please register for an audition, or to re-register from the Fall 2021 season without auditioning, by filling out the Registration Form no later than Friday, January 28
  • Audition materials must be submitted (see below for instructions) no later than Friday, January 28. 
  • Students new to CFCArts, or returning from a season earlier than Fall 2021, will need to fill out the CFCArts Membership Application. This application must be completed prior to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 1.
  • Once your Registration Form is complete, you will be sent Spring 2022 paperwork via EverSign to your email. This paperwork must be completed prior to the first rehearsal on Tuesday, February 1.
  • Students will be notified if they are accepted to the Ensembles no later than Monday, January 31.

Please submit the following items to youth@cfcarts.com.

  • Video of your student singing one or two memorized 16 to 32-bar selections (30-45 seconds) from any song with live or track accompaniment. (Please do not sing over recorded vocals.)

The CFCArts Membership Application and all Spring 2022 Children and Youth Arts Program forms will be sent to your email via EverSign after completing the Registration Form.

Video auditions and associated materials may be submitted through Friday, January 28.

  • Video auditions must be emailed as one or multiple video files (email attachment or Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, iCloud, or a link to a video-hosting website such as YouTube) to youth@cfcarts.com.
  • Headshot/picture and resume (optional) must be submitted as .PDF, .JPEG/.JPG, and/or .PNG files to youth@cfcarts.com.
  • The CFCArts Membership Application and paperwork for the Spring 2022 season will be sent and completed virtually via EverSign. After completing the Registration Form, we will send the paperwork to your email!

If you are having issues submitting your video or attachments, please email us at youth@cfcarts.com at least 24 hours before the registration deadline and we will help you!